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Dec
31
Mon
EXCELSIOR New Year’s Eve @ Oak & Shield Pub
Dec 31 2018 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 2:00 am

We’re giving the late, great Stan Lee the sendoff he deserves… Excelsior!

Forget about Asgard, skip Xavier Mansion, and nerd out hard over the creative genius of a true comic book hero.
Join us for EXCELSIOR! New Year’s Eve, featuring:

  • All Night DJ Dance Party fit for Tony Stark himself
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Laser Light Show by Nightcloud

Cosplay and/or Formal Wear is encouraged—bonus points for giving your outfit a formal twist!

Drink Package Available
Don’t just make a cameo. Hulk out all night.

$75 gets you All-You-Can-Drink Rail Drinks, Domestic Beers, and Exclusive New Year’s Cocktails
Drink package does not include tips, so please show your waitstaff some appreciation by tipping.

DJ Dance Party

  • DJ Flash
  • DJ Greenflow

Champagne Toast is included in your cover.

Jan
11
Fri
Yule Ball 2019 @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Jan 11 – Jan 12 all-day

On behalf of the Office of the Headmaster, we would like to welcome students, alumni and faculty to attend this year’s bewitching celebration of the Triwizard Tournament at our annual Yule Ball, hosted at Turner Hall Ballroom, on January 11th and 12th.

Wizards, witches, alumni and magic students are all invited. Our beloved Headmaster has put the finishing charms on this year’s festivities and encourages all who attend to wear their very best dress robes, fancy dresses, cosplay or other festive apparel.

Please take caution when traveling via floo–some dark wizards have tampered with the chimneys. Best use caution and ride your broom or apparate instead.

 

Event Details

NOW TAKING PLACE ON TWO EVENINGS
Early Entry Doors at 6pm
Event Begins at 7pm

Doors open at 7pm. Purchase a Waltz Package ($10) to join us an hour earlier (6pm) and learn the waltz with our professional dancers so you’re prepared for the Champion’s Waltz at 8:15pm.

We will then turn things over to the enchanting sounds of the wizarding world’s most esteemed DJs. Our potions master is proud to share with you her newest spellbindingly delicious elixirs.

This party is for adults (18+), so leave little wizards under the care of your (free and fairly compensated) house elf and join us for what’s become known as ‘adult prom’!

Pre-sale begins Wednesday, 09.19 at noon (CODE: Dumbleball2019)
Public on sale begins Friday, 09.21 at noon
Save on fees and purchase tickets directly at the box office or Oak & Shield

 

 

 

 

General Admission ($25):
– Allows ticket holder into event at 7pm.

VIP Package includes ($65):
– Magic School Acceptance Letter
– Private entrance
– Private coat check
– Private seating area
– Prefect bathroom
– Private bar
– Specialty cocktail only available at VIP bar
– Goodie bag

Champion’s Waltz Package add-on includes ($10):
(Must purchase GA or VIP ticket first to get Champion’s Waltz Package option)
– Early entrance to event (6pm)
– One hour of waltz instruction from a professional instructor

Jan
18
Fri
Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease Weekend @ Bayshore, Greenfield, Mayfair and Oak & Shield Pub
Jan 18 – Jan 20 all-day

Play Ravnica Allegiance before it’s officially released at this Magic: the Gathering prerelease event!

As a participant, you’ll be among the first to step up, prove your loyalty, and fight for your guild.  Choose your guild, open six booster packs, build a deck and compete for packs and prizes!

Pre-registration for all events is absolutely encouraged!
Seriously.  Trying to register 40 or 50 people on a Saturday or Sunday morning is pretty rough, and we can run a much smoother event when you pre-register.

Players will select their guild from the available prerelease packs based on order of registration.

 

 

 

 

(All pre-registration for these events will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, January 17.)
Please Note: Event tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable.

Everyone leaves with something! Players who drop out early still receive a pack per completed match they won! Even if you lose all of your matches, you still receive a single booster pack as a prize – so long as you played all your matches.

 

 

Oak & Shield Pub Events

Players MUST Pre-Register Online to participate in Oak & Shield Prerelease Events.

Saturday Two-Headed Giant
Team Entry is $100 (Includes your Themed Food Choices)
11:30am check-in (must have preregistered online). Event begins at Noon. 3 rounds.
Capacity is 10 teams.
In this all-inclusive event, you and your teammate will enter the pub’s downstairs Magic sanctuary, where you’ll open Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease Packs and play three rounds of Magic. Plus, you’re at the pub, so obviously we’re going to feed you.

Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease at the Pub

Choose various options from a themed food to build yourself a fine Ravnican meal during deckbuilding.

Sunday Two-Headed Giant
Team Entry is $100 (Includes your Themed Food Choices)
11:30am check-in (must have preregistered online). Event begins at Noon. 3 rounds.
Capacity is 10 teams.

In this all-inclusive event, you and your teammate will enter the pub’s downstairs Magic sanctuary, where you’ll open Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease Packs and play three rounds of Magic. Plus, you’re at the pub, so obviously we’re going to feed you. Choose various options from a themed food to build yourself a fine Ravnican meal during deckbuilding.

More Details & Pub Prerelease Menu

 

Greenfield Events

Preregistration will be available online and in-store through 11:59pm on Thursday, January 17.

 Midnight Event (Friday Night)
11:30pm day-of registration. Event begins at Midnight. 3 rounds.

In this “Double Packs” Midnight event, players will receive two booster packs per match win.

Saturday Morning “Red” Event
10:30am day-of registration. 11:00am start. 5 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a Feature Prize box set for all players who go 5-0 at Greenfield.

Saturday Evening Two-Headed Giant
6:00pm day-of registration. 6:30pm start. 3 rounds.
In the Two-Headed Giant cooperative Magic: the Gathering format, each team’s two players share turns and life totals, while fighting together against another pair of players. Learn more about the Two-Headed Giant format here.
Prizes: Each player on your team will receive a booster pack for every match your team wins!

Sunday Morning “Green” Event
11:30am day-of registration. 12:00pm start. 5 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a Feature Prize box set for all players who go 5-0.

Sunday Evening “Gold” Event
5:30pm day-of registration. 6:00pm start. 4 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a playmat for all players who go 4-0.

 

Bayshore Events

Preregistration will be available online and in-store through 11:59pm on Thursday, January 17.

Saturday Morning “Orange” Event
10:30am day-of registration. 11:00am start. 4 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a playmat for all players who go 4-0.

Sunday Morning “Green” Event
11:30am day-of registration. 12:00pm start. 5 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a Feature Prize box set for all players who go 5-0.

 

Mayfair Events

Preregistration will be available online and in-store through 11:59pm on Thursday, January 17.

Saturday Afternoon “Blue” Event
1:30pm day-of registration. 2:00pm start. 3 rounds
Prizes for this event will be TWO booster packs for every match win!

Sunday Morning Two-Headed Giant
11:30am day-of registration. 12:00pm start. 3 rounds.
In the Two-Headed Giant cooperative Magic: the Gathering format, each team’s two players share turns and life totals, while fighting together against another pair of players. Learn more about the Two-Headed Giant format here.
Prizes: Each player on your team will receive a booster pack for every match your team wins.

 

 

 

 

First time at a prerelease?
Get a little more information on how this event works!

 

Feb
14
Thu
Be My Player 2—Valentines Weekend + Wildly Inappropriate Game Night @ Oak & Shield Pub
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day


Celebrate Valentines on Thursday, Friday or Saturday—or all three! We’ve got a trio of super-romantic days planned.

Not feeling it this year? Avoid the hell out of all that lovey-dovey crap from behind the walls of our fortress of irreverence—at Wildly Inappropriate Game Night in the downstairs lounge!

Valentines Specials

Plan a memorable night out—our upstairs dining room will be transformed into a romantic tavern.

Treat that special someone to a three-course dinner from our Valentines Menu of delectable, never-before-seen specials. Enjoy your dinner alongside a glass of wine, or one of our tasty Valentines cocktails.
(Standard Oak & Shield lunch/dinner menu items will also be available)

Our usual Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz will still be held on Thursday, so…

Reservations are highly recommended. Make yours now.

Planning to pop a special question?
Let us know! We’ll help make your moment even more memorable.

 

Great Games for Two—Available in our Library

Love Letter   Targi
Lost Cities   Ninja Taisen
Kingdomino   Niya
Hive   Brave Rats
Roll for It!   The Builders
Karuba The Card Game   Onirim
The Fox in the Forest Patchwork
Codenames Duet Unlock!

Wildly Inappropriate Game Night

“We are going to ruin Valentine’s Day for these nice people.”

Retreat to the darkness inside your heart and refuse to celebrate made-up, non-holidays with an irreverent game night! We’ll laugh, we’ll cry from laughing too hard, and most of all—we’ll avoid all things heart-shaped, pink, cutesy, or otherwise vomiting inducing.

(Plus, be sure to check out the secret sutra wall in all of its bawdy magnificence!)

Wildly Inappropriate Games Available

The Voting Game Dirty Minds
What Do You Meme? Hot Seat
Who’s Most Likely To… Deadpool vs. The World
Cards Against Humanity DrunkQuest
Never Have I Ever That Was Awkward
God Hates Charades Privacy
That Dirty (blank)-ing Card Game
Mar
31
Sun
Beat the Brewery Rep (Smash Bros/Mario Cart Challenge) @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you even Smash, bro? Prove it at our monthly Beat the Brewery Rep event, featuring Dee from Milwaukee Brewing Co.!

Beat Dee at Super Smash Bros Ultimate (or choose Mario Cart every other month) in a casual King of the Hill tournament, and she will cover up to $50 of MKE beer from your tab!*

*Up to one winner per event, for a single tab.

 

Sunday Specials

$1 off MKE Brewing Co Beers
Outboard | Louie’s Demise | O-Gii | Seasonal

$4 Fernet Shots

MKE Outboard & Bavarian Pretzel – $12
Choice of 2 dipping sauces:
Nacho Cheese, Cinnamon Butter,
Honey Mustard or Strawberry Preserves

Mix and Match Mini Apps – $3 Each or 4 for $10
Bacon Chicken in Little China
Eyeholes (Fried mac and cheese balls with Jalepeno)
Deep Fried Oreos
Jalepeno Poppers
Cheese Curds
Chips & Pico or Nacho Cheese

 

Apr
12
Fri
For the Throne: Game of Thrones Ommegang Tap Takeover @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#FORTHETHRONE Ommegang Tap Takeover
We spin the wheel of death to determine which Characters (Kegs) we’re killing off next! And, of course, which one is on special for you!

Beers Available:
King of the North – Jon Snow
Mother of Dragons – Daenerys
For the Throne – Lord Varys
Queen of the Seven Kingdoms – Circe Lannister (table bottles only)
Three Philosophers – Tyrion Lannister
Rosetta – Sansa Stark
Pale Sour Ale – Arya Stark
Bourbon Smoked Porter – Sandor Clegane

WIN Game of Thrones glassware, table bottles and more!

Limited edition menu items:

  • Turkey Legs
  • Scotch Eggs
  • Shepherd’s Pie
Apr
13
Sat
Empire Strips Back—Pre-Show Cantina Happy Hour @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Han shot first, so why shouldn’t you? Take advantage of the galaxy’s only one-day Happy Hour and start your galactic pub crawl at the Oak and Shield Cantina—featuring Blue milk shots straight from Tatooine, Jawwa Utini Martinis, and the last-ever keg of Alderaani Ale!

Saving the galaxy is hungry work!

  • Ronto Dog (house brat) with Taun Taun Tots is always $5 (during Happy Hour)
  • Obi Wantons – $7
  • Or try the chef’s specialty Porg Strips, with your choice of dipping sauce!

Holotransceiver Update:
We’ve received word that the Max Rebo Band’s shuttle broke down on Coruscant, so this evening’s entertainment will be provided by Droid DJ Spotify.

(We promise the drinks & snacks are better than the puns, guys.)

 

Empire Strips Back at the Riverside Theater

A Burlesque Parody
Saturday, April 13th
Riverside Theater
Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
THIS SHOW IS 18+
Tickets & More

Featuring all of the classic Star Wars™ characters, The Empire Strips Back – A Burlesque Parody takes audiences to a galaxy far, far away, creating one of the most unforgettable (and unauthorized) theatrical versions of the beloved franchise. Combining striptease, song and dance, troupe routines and plenty of humor, audiences are transported into the world of burlesque to witness a menacing troop of seriously sexy Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, tantalizing Twi’leks, a delightfully lukewarm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, and of course, scantily clad and daring Droids. Even Darth Vader will explore her feminine side with a fantastical twist.

Apr
25
Thu
What Do You Meme Game Night @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

Get ready for an irreverent game night of inappropriate proportions!

Sponsored by the beautiful minds at What Do You Meme

We’ll break out and play What Do You Meme, as well as two BRAND NEW games from the same creators:

  • 4-Bidden Words
    600 words in a box, along with 2400 4-bidden words that you won’t be able to use. How the hell do we tell Nancy that she’s “Four Loko” without saying, Drink, Alcohol, Caffeine, or Banned? Find out in 4-Bidden Words!
  • Buzzed—”The Drinking Game that Gets You and Your Friends Wasted”
    All the most innocuous elements of your life will come back to haunt you in this hilarious and merciless drinking game. Whether it’s the fact that you use Spotify instead of iTunes, your Netflix habits, or the way you take your coffee—nothing is holy in Buzzed!

Giveaways!
Stick around for a few games, and you might be one of our lucky players to leave with a copy of the new games or What Do You Meme expansion pack!

Apr
28
Sun
Beat the Brewery Rep (Smash Bros/Mario Cart Challenge) @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you even Smash, bro? Prove it at our monthly Beat the Brewery Rep event, featuring Dee from Milwaukee Brewing Co.!

Beat Dee at Super Smash Bros Ultimate (or choose Mario Cart every other month) in a casual King of the Hill tournament, and she will cover up to $50 of MKE beer from your tab!*

*Up to one winner per event, for a single tab.

 

Sunday Specials

$1 off MKE Brewing Co Beers
Outboard | Louie’s Demise | O-Gii | Seasonal

$4 Fernet Shots

MKE Outboard & Bavarian Pretzel – $12
Choice of 2 dipping sauces:
Nacho Cheese, Cinnamon Butter,
Honey Mustard or Strawberry Preserves

Mix and Match Mini Apps – $3 Each or 4 for $10
Bacon Chicken in Little China
Eyeholes (Fried mac and cheese balls with Jalepeno)
Deep Fried Oreos
Jalepeno Poppers
Cheese Curds
Chips & Pico or Nacho Cheese

 

May
3
Fri
Two F**ks Game Night @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – May 4 @ 12:00 am

Once again, Sorta Ridiculous Productions will be giving Two F**ks at Oak and Shield Gaming Pub Friday, May 3rd, starting at 8PM.

…This time, pants are optional! Come play Two F**ks the Card Game, sing Karaoke and have a good time with friends, family and fellow Two F**kers!!!

There will be tables for beginner/casual players and a Tournament for those who want to prove how much they don’t Give a F**k.

There’ll be swag for participants of Oak and Shield’s “No Pants Day” and Sorta’s “Give Two F**ks Game Night.” Karaoke and Entertainment will be provided by Simply the Best Entertainment and Sweats and Suits’ Seth.

Prepare to enjoy this new insult slinging card game and give a Flying F**k!